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Vocal Techniques and Methods [MUSC 280]

MUSC 280/3.0 Vocal Techniques and Methods

Instructor: Darrell Christie

Are you interested in learning more about your voice? Are you interested in teaching singing either to individuals or groups? Are you interested in vocal direction?

Based on current vocal science, this introduction to the study of the singing voice will teach you about the function and structure of the voice, how to use your voice efficiently and safely, and how to teach others to find their true sound.

The structure of this course involves not only classroom instruction but is complemented by practical exercises including both an individual focus, and the foundations of teaching singing in a group setting.

Fundamental techniques that can be used in a teaching situation will be emphasized.

The course includes the study of the changing voice, vocal health, breathing techniques, vowel formations, warm-ups, method books, and teaching techniques.  Once completed, students will be able to describe the mechanism of how to sing and how to teach different singing styles.

NOTE: Students with RCM Grade 8 Theory or equivalent may request permission from the School to take the course.

PREREQUISITE: Registration in a BMUS or BMT Plan or MUSC 104/3.0. OPEN TO ALL QUEEN’S STUDENTS.

EXCLUSION: No more than 6.0 units from MUSC 180-189/3.0 (BMUS excepted).

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